Match of the Day at Arden Street, and Carlton defeated North Melbourne by 22 pts

Round 18, 1979

Carlton 6.3 39 13.8 86 14.10 94 21.15 141
North Melbourne 6.1 37 8.6 54 15.8 98 18.11 119
Venue: Arden St Date: Saturday August 4, 1979
Result: Win by 22 points Umpires: Rowan Sawers & Kevin Smith Crowd: 28,902 Receipts; $40,075
Goalkickers : P.Brown 4, W.Johnston 4, W.Harmes 4, P.Jones 2, M.Fitzpatrick 2, B.Armstrong 2, R.Ashman 2, P.Francis 1.
Best: R.Ashman, P.McConville, B.Doull, W.Harmes, G.Southby, W.Johnston
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

This eagerly-awaited rematch between Carlton and North Melbourne at Arden St was another clinker between the two outstanding teams of the competition. After an even first quarter, the Blues blitzed the Roos in the second term, kicking 7.5 to North's 2.5 with the aid of a freshening wind.

However, the Roos also used the breeze superbly when their chance came in the third quarter, and they added 7.2 to Carlton's 1.2 to lead by four points at the last change. The wind dropped markedly as the quarter got underway, but the rampant Blues couldn't be contained, and another 7-goal quarter by the ladder leaders brought victory by 22 points.

Ironically, Rod Ashman returned to the Carlton senior side in this clash, after standing out of football for most of the season in an unsuccessful attempt to win a clearance to the Shinboners. And just to show the Noirtherners what they had missed, "Ashy" collected 39 disposals and kicked 2.3 in a Best on Ground romp.

Peter Brown played his best game to date for the Blues at full forward. He contributed 4 goals in the first half, but then was felled heavily and stretchered off.

In other matches, a weekend of huge scores brought a few upsets. Fitzroy moved up to second with a solid win over Hawthorn, and Geelong's 10-goal thrashing of Collingwood at Kardinia Park dropped the Magpies to fourth behind North Melbourne. Essendon were fifth, 2 points clear of Geelong.


B: 37 Wayne Harmes 20 Geoff Southby 43 David McKay
HB: 21 Rod Austin 11 Bruce Doull 22 Robbert Klomp
C: 47 Peter Francis 9 Greg Towns 5 Ken Sheldon
HF: 7 Wayne Johnston 36 Mark Maclure (acting vc) 8 Trevor Keogh
F: 28 Peter Jones (acting capt.) 33 Peter McConville 14 Rod Ashman
Ruck: 3 Mike Fitzpatrick 12 Barry Armstrong 34 Alex Marcou
Interchange: 41 Peter Brown 19 Michael Young
Coach: Alex Jesaulenko

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Cheer Squads, Highlights & Ron Barassi addressing North players at three quarter time.


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